what's on my summer reading list

So yesterday I took my first trip to the gorgeous library down the street since coming home from college. I have to admit that the one thing I am probably most excited about for the summer is all the free reading time I have. Pleasure-reading books have been completely nonexistent in my college life since I was perpetually behind on all my readings for classes...but now I get to make up for it. :)

My top ten summer reading list:
(all photos from Goodreads)

1. The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty by G. J. Meyer. I don't know why, but I'm obsessed with Tudor England. It's one of my favorite topics and I love when it comes up in history class (and particularly in my Religion in Politics class!). I am a big fan of Philippa Gregory's historical nonfiction...now I hope Meyer's masterpiece will give me a much broader and in depth view of all aspects of the dynasty (not just the love and scandal!)


2. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I've never seen the movie (I know, shocker considering my age) and I've never read any of his books. I'm curious to see what they hype is about. Anyway I'm a sucker for love stories.

3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. It's a shame to call myself a fan of dystopian novels without having read this classic. This summer I'll rectify that. 

4. Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson. This is one of the books I picked up at the library...a tale of memory loss and trust issues. Should be intriguing. 

5. I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max. Written by a self-described "dickhead" this book chronicles the his obnoxious adventures "disregarding social norms." Readers are either very turned off by this book, or very turned on. As for me, I'm hoping I'll like it, because there's nothing worse than wasting your time on a book you just don't like and will forget in a couple months anyway. 

6. A Game Of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. 

7. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. I'm a big fan of hers, and I love books with crime, murder and female protagonists. 

8. The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman. It's about a young couple who are separated by Nazi occupation. 

9. Every You, Every Me by David Levithan. I am much more attracted to books with female leads, so I'm trying to branch out. 

10. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. I also picked this up at the library yesterday. Can't wait. It's supposed to be a classic. 

We'll these books should keep me busy for a while...
Have a lovely day! xx Marisol

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

what's on my summer reading list

So yesterday I took my first trip to the gorgeous library down the street since coming home from college. I have to admit that the one thing I am probably most excited about for the summer is all the free reading time I have. Pleasure-reading books have been completely nonexistent in my college life since I was perpetually behind on all my readings for classes...but now I get to make up for it. :)

My top ten summer reading list:
(all photos from Goodreads)

1. The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty by G. J. Meyer. I don't know why, but I'm obsessed with Tudor England. It's one of my favorite topics and I love when it comes up in history class (and particularly in my Religion in Politics class!). I am a big fan of Philippa Gregory's historical nonfiction...now I hope Meyer's masterpiece will give me a much broader and in depth view of all aspects of the dynasty (not just the love and scandal!)


2. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I've never seen the movie (I know, shocker considering my age) and I've never read any of his books. I'm curious to see what they hype is about. Anyway I'm a sucker for love stories.

3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. It's a shame to call myself a fan of dystopian novels without having read this classic. This summer I'll rectify that. 

4. Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson. This is one of the books I picked up at the library...a tale of memory loss and trust issues. Should be intriguing. 

5. I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max. Written by a self-described "dickhead" this book chronicles the his obnoxious adventures "disregarding social norms." Readers are either very turned off by this book, or very turned on. As for me, I'm hoping I'll like it, because there's nothing worse than wasting your time on a book you just don't like and will forget in a couple months anyway. 

6. A Game Of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. 

7. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. I'm a big fan of hers, and I love books with crime, murder and female protagonists. 

8. The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman. It's about a young couple who are separated by Nazi occupation. 

9. Every You, Every Me by David Levithan. I am much more attracted to books with female leads, so I'm trying to branch out. 

10. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. I also picked this up at the library yesterday. Can't wait. It's supposed to be a classic. 

We'll these books should keep me busy for a while...
Have a lovely day! xx Marisol

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